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Cocaine addiction - understanding it’s treatment

During the 20th century, the use of cocaine skyrocketed. There is a need for awareness regarding the addiction and its side effects among youngsters. Nasha mukti kendra in mathura by simran shri rehabilitation center work towards spreading awareness regarding addictions and help the inhabitants in getting rid from such addictions. Let’s understand about cocaine, its abuse, addiction, symptoms and treatment in this article.

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug having the appearance of white powder. It is prepared by purifying an extract from the erythroxylum coca bush's leaves. It is typically consumed by snorting, smoking, or injecting into veins. Intake of cocaine affects the neuropathways in the brain which leads to increase in senses like alertness and energy. Due to its high impact on the brain, addiction to cocaine can be developed very easily. It’s addiction has been known to be triggered by one time use in some people. The body may become physically addicted to the substance, making you need it again. It may also be psychological, in which you fervently crave the drug's effects.

Symptoms of  Cocaine addiction

Depending on the length of the addiction, the frequency of usage, and the degree of physical dependence, each person's symptoms of cocaine abuse and addiction will be different. The most common symptoms of cocaine abuse are as follows:

  • Euphoric feeling
  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Major mood swings
  • Increased alertness alertness
  • Restlessness
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation.
  • Involuntary muscle movements 
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent headache
  • Social avoidance
  • Violent behavior

Withdrawal Symptoms of Cocaine

Cocaine withdrawal symptoms can cause extreme discomfort. This can result in a strong need to use the substance once more. Sudden cravings are prevalent, even after withdrawal symptoms have faded.Withdrawal symptoms from cocaine include:

  • exhaustion
  • hostility
  • fear and paranoia
  • Depression
  • anxiety
  • disruptions in sleep
  • Agitation

Treatment for cocaine 

Cocaine addiction is a complicated illness having social, environmental, familial, physical, and mental components. All of these factors are addressed by a number of cocaine addiction therapeutic approaches.

Your doctor will inquire about your recent use and medical background to determine the extent of your addiction to cocaine. Based on that the doctor   suggests a treatment approach that is required. 

Behavior treatment - Treatments based on behavior have shown remarkable results in helping patients overcome cocaine addiction. Therapies are provided to the patient for overcoming their behavioral symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy approach is used in which rewards are given  for achieving goals. 

Medications - There is no drug that can treat cocaine addiction particularly though there are some drugs having other uses that can be useful, such as antidepressants for reducing the symptoms related to cocaine addiction. 

Alternative therapies - Exercise, acupuncture medicines and hypnosis techniques are additional methods for overcoming cocaine addiction. Though more research is required  in checking effectiveness for cocaine addiction.

 Seek help before it gets too late

Cocaine addiction is a complicated condition that needs to be treated. Cocaine addiction can cause early mortality and has a negative impact on both the physical and emotional health.If you or a loved one is addicted to cocaine, speak with a doctor and get assistance from Simran Shri Rehabilitation Center. We have a branch for nasha mukti kendra at mathura as well.  We have the best doctors and healthcare professionals who help in deciding the best treatment choices according to your condition. Seek help before it's too late. Recovery is in reach. Contact us now.

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